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ERIC Number: EJ914699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
School Cafeteria Operations: Separating Myth from Reality
Weeks, Richard
School Business Affairs, v77 n2 p20-21 Feb 2011
School officials often assume that the food service director or management company should be the one concerned with the cafeteria program's management details. But of course that's not the case. Cafeteria operations affect the school business bottom line, so they indeed fall under the purview of school business officials. Not only should school business officials be familiar with the food service budget, they should also know the cost of school meals, the path food takes from supplier to cafeteria tray, and even the names of the "lunch ladies" in the district. When it comes to managing school cafeteria operations, school business managers must also distinguish myth from reality. This article explores some myths surrounding the cafeteria operation and how school business officials can ensure effective program management.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A